Brevard County Clerk of the Court Scott Ellis Announces He Will Run For Reelection

By  //  May 22, 2016

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'It will be another difficult four years'

Brevard Clerk of the Circuit Court Scott Ellis (R) has announced that he will run for reelection and will file the necessary paperwork with the Supervisor of Elections next week.

Brevard Clerk of the Circuit Court Scott Ellis (R) has announced that he will run for reelection and will file the necessary paperwork with the Supervisor of Elections next week.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard Clerk of the Circuit Court Scott Ellis (R) has announced that he will run for reelection and will file the necessary paperwork with the Supervisor of Elections next week.

Others who have declared their candidacy thus far for Clerk of the Circuit Court include Stephen Paul Burdett (R), Trudie Infantini (R) and Mary E. Kelly (R).

The Brevard County Clerk of Circuit Court’s office is a complex organization that performs a wide range of record keeping, information and financial management for the judicial system, the Board of County Commissioners and the citizens of Brevard County.

Ellis said the county’s state budget cuts will be among the upcoming challenges for the Clerk of the Court.

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“We continue to take large budget cuts from the State of Florida – about 30 percent since 2009 – from $17.4 million to now $12.4 million, going from $13.6 million to the $12.4 million in just over a year,” said Ellis.

“The only way to survive the cuts is to continue increasing productivity by electronic means for processing our data and getting our information to the public. There is a possibility we could take much more than the planned $200,000 cut come October, we will know more in late July.”

Ellis has taken an active role in governmental affairs at all levels, writing and speaking on numerous subjects in Brevard County. In 1992, Ellis has served on the Brevard County Commission, and was first elected the Brevard Clerk of the Court in 2000.

“It will be another difficult four years,” said Ellis.

“I had high hopes things in the county, as well as for our office, would get better but I am no longer optimistic. Local government should be by far the most practical government of all, yet we seem to have lost sight of getting the fundamental things done completely and correctly while chasing chimeras and rewarding favored interests the purse of the county. I will do my best to offer four more years of keeping the clerk’s office operating while fighting to protect the best interests of the county.”

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The Brevard County Clerk of Circuit Court serves terms of 4 years and is a constitutional office. The office has no term limits and a salary of $145,431.

The 2016 Primary Election will be held on August 30 and the General Election will take place on November 8.

Please see the below links and information for early voting and declared candidates for other offices in Brevard County.

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2016 Primary Election – August 30, 2016

Districts Scheduled to Hold Elections: Countywide.

Who May Vote: All registered voters

Registration Books Close: August 1, 2016

Early Voting Period: August 20-27, 2016

Early Voting Locations: Pending.

Polls Are Open: August 30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Announced and Qualified Candidates

2016 General Election – November 8, 2016

Districts Scheduled to Hold Elections: Countywide.

Who May Vote: All registered voters

Registration Books Close: October 11, 2016

Early Voting Period: October 24-November 5, 2016

Early Voting Locations: Pending.

Polls Are Open: November 8 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Announced and Qualified Candidates


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